Kim Booth MP 
Greens Leader

Member for Bass

 
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ABOUT KIM
Former sawmill business operator, Kim Booth is our MP in Bass. 
 
He is a strong advocate for equitable access to education and healthcare. Kim is also committed to Tasmania retaining our clean air, that the marine environment is free of toxic effluent.
 
Coming from a sawmilling background means that Kim Booth knows how to create more jobs with less logs: demonstrated by his radial sawmill proposal for Scottsdale, and his recent local sawmilling trials utilising logs categorised by Forestry Tasmania as only fit for export. 
 
Kim Booth is the only member in Bass who voted in Parliament against the toxic and controversial Gunns Ltd pulp mill proposal for Bell Bay. 
 
 

GET IN CONTACT

Bass Electorate Office
Level1, Henty House, Civic Square

LAUNCESTON 7250
ph: 03 6324 2040
greensnorth@parliament.tas.gov.au

 

Liberals Cut More Health Services

Hands Off the Oatlands Hospital

A local campaign to save the Midlands Multi-purpose Health Centre at Oatlands from slated budget cuts is underway, as community concerns grow about the fate of the hospital.
 
Greens Leader Kim Booth MP, who today met with locals in Oatlands, including a local nurse and doctor, said the Health Centre provided essential health and wellness services to the broader midlands community, as well as to Tasmanians as far away as the East Coast.

500 Reasons to Accept Unions' Offer

 

No Good Excuse to Reject Unions' Savings Proposal 

The Hodgman government has no good reason to reject the public sector unions’ two-prong savings strategy, which is a constructive attempt to meet budget imperatives while saving jobs, Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.

“It is very reasonable and constructive for the unions to put forward a realistic offer to the government which is consistent with the financial savings needed under the 2014-15 state budget, while offering to continue to negotiate for the forward estimate year,” Mr Booth said.

Call to Reopen Pontville Detention Centre

$1 billion Sunk in Offshore Detention Camps Should be Reinvested in Tasmanian Asylum Haven Push

The growing calls for the reopening of Pontville to facilitate more humane onshore processing of asylum seekers are welcome and timely, said Greens Leader Kim Booth MP whose call for Tasmania to become an asylum seeker haven was the centre-piece of his key note speech at the Greens’ State Conference last month.

“The cruel Abbott regime of offshore detention centres offends humanity and also makes no economic sense,” Mr Booth said.

Vote Green this Local Government Election

Vote To Have Your Say!

Tasmanians are being urged to play their part in this historic local government election and ensure they post their ballot papers in time for the 10am Tuesday deadline next week.
 
 “This local government election is historic as it provides Tasmanians for the first time the opportunity to vote for all councillors in their respective council, as well as positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor, in the new all-in all-out electoral reforms,” Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said.

Revisit Budget to Save Jobs

 

Revist Budget Spending Splurge to Save Jobs 

The Hodgman government’ failure to revisit its Budget expenditure to prioritise finding alternatives to cutting 860 jobs in eight months, exposes that their real agenda is to slash and burn the public sector no matter what, Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said today.

“It is clear from the tenor of the Treasurer’s letter to Unions Tasmania, dated the 21st of October, that Peter Gutwein is setting up the public sector unions to fail in their quest to save jobs, and to be the scapegoats when the fallout of cuts begins to hit,” Mr Booth said.

Tribute to Whitlam

Vale Gough Whitlam

The passing of Gough Whitlam marks the end of a momentous era which left a deep mark on the nation’s political, cultural and social justice psyche, Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said today.

“We pay tribute to, and celebrate the life of, Gough Whitlam. A man who physically and politically towered over the nation’s civic life,” Mr Booth said.

Invest in Maintaining State's Reputation

 

Don’t Chip Lonely Planet Rating 

 
Instead of gloating the Premier, Will Hodgman, should be investing in maintaining Tasmania’s fantastic rating by the Lonely Planet Guide as fourth best place in the globe to visit, by immediately calling a halt to mad proposal to export woodchips from Macquarie Wharf and protecting key iconic drawcards such as the Tarkine, Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said today.

“The many Tasmanians who campaigned long and hard over decades to establish a genuine clean, green and clever brand to promote our beautiful island state nationally and internationally should be taking immense pride in this latest vindication of the Lonely Planet Guide’s rating,” Mr Booth said.

Keep Hobart Wharf Woodchip-Free

 

No Answers on Macquarie Wharf Woodchip Plan 

Secrecy continues to shroud the ludicrous suggestion of a Macquarie Wharf woodchip export facility with the Liberal government failing to guarantee public consultation, involvement of the Hobart City Council, or that any facility would definitely be removed from the wharf at the end of its designated life-span, Greens Leader and Forestry spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.
 
“This hare-brained and retrograde notion has exposed the Liberals as being in utter disarray,” Mr Booth said.

Liberals Fail Leadership Test

 

Liberals Block Union Negotiations Call 

The Hodgman regime is clearly setting up the public sector unions to fail in the attempt to formulate an alternative to job cuts, Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said today.
 
“It is unconscionable of the Liberal government to vote down our motion that they keep open the opportunity for good-faith negotiations with the unions, and instead continue to hide behind ultimatums and a closed-door attitude,” Mr Booth said.

 

Woodchip Madness

 

Liberals’ Woodchip Madness Escalates 

The Hodgman government’s decision to sink more public money to commission a further report into establishing a woodchip export facility at Hobart’s Macquarie Wharf is a ludicrous and backwards step, Greens Leader and Forestry spokesperson Kim Booth MP said.

“Tasmania and potential investors needed to hear a clear and unequivocal commitment from the Premier ruling out compulsory acquisition of the Triabunna mill site in response to the formal Interim Report of the Parliamentary Committee, but instead we were provided further woodchip madness,” Mr Booth said.